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Friday, April 23, 2010

Repurposed! A giveaway

Through Sherry's blog I discovered Laurie's, and want to share it all with you!  Most of you know that I love to repurpose things, so I will repost my "green" shopping bags, made from decorator samples I scored at a garage sale.
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This is one I made previously, but I am working on more, including "mother/daughter" bags.  I will keep you posted!  In the meantime, be sure to visit LaurieAnna's Vintage Home!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A day for the birds....

On the way back from class,  I couldn't help but notice this big honkin' bird on top of the light pole at the entrance to I-75....
So as we got closer, I was able to see that it was our American Bald Eagle.   Although a close-up shot is not clear, it's worth posting anyway.....
Later, I spotted these guinea hens on the side of the road.....
I wonder what tomorrow will bring....

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New book, new look

Here I am with my winnings!  Jo http://www.wherewomencreate.typepad.com/and Jennyhttp://blog.crescendoh.com/crescendoh/, the book is marvelous!  I love the snippets of ideas for inspiration and organization sprinkled throughout each interview, I love the interviews, and of course, I love the opportunity to peek inside the studios of so many wonderful artists!  Bonziehttp://www.bonziedesigns.com/, your cuff has brought many rave remarks!  Thank you all so much!

Monday, April 12, 2010

More treasures!

Saturday brought more treasures from local yard and garage sales....

These three suitcases, in excellent condition, hold my fabrics and create and end table in my studio....

And here is an embroidered quilt top, which I will quilt....someday.....probably during a hot summer when we stay inside down here in southern Florida.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spontaneity Rules!

What a wonderful, spontaneous morning!  Usually I am at work on a Thursday morning, so I forget about the farmer's market downtown - but today I just happened to be driving by.  I whipped my car right into the parking lot and bought three bags of beautiful, fresh produce and two bunches of flowers.
Of course, when I saw the "garage sale" sign pointing down Rio Vista, one of my favorite old Fort Myers streets, the car took a whipping again.....and I struck pay dirt!  My students will love the new goodies in the treasure box as well as the many games, puzzles, and art supplies I got for them.  And I love the bag of laces and trims, the books of quotes (for which I have a marvelous idea), and the suitcase I fell in love with.
So guess what I'm going to do now?  PLAY!